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25 Oct: How Leadership Development Training Can Improve Your Organization (and Career)

Why Consider Leadership Development Training? At Transformative Training, we specialize in leadership development training, so we’ve seen its benefits and results first hand. However, some organizations and individuals who could greatly benefit from leadership development training are skeptical about its effectiveness, or don’t understand what it entails. In this guide, we’ll look at the core tenets of leadership development training, and why it’s such a powerful opportunity. What Is Leadership Development Training? Good leaders are typically made, not born; that’s because with the proper resources, the right training, and a unique individual approach, almost anybody can succeed in a leadership…

17 Oct: Managing Intergenerational Conflict – Review of Research and Best Practices

Managing Intergenerational Conflict – Introduction As the director of training for Transformative Training I spend a lot of time talking about how we train managers and executives to manage conflict in intergenerational work forces. There’s a lot of conflict right now that’s being talked about between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists. I call this issue “the Generations” because participants line up behind their generation to claim superiority over all others. It is also called Ageism, challenging the qualifications of a team member based on age. Left in shadow, unilluminated, these beliefs can lead to harmful stereotypes…

03 Jun: Resolving Conflict in the Workplace – Quick Tip

Workplace Conflict   What do you do when you have a negative work environment and low productivity? HR managers talk about unresolved conflict, toxic outbursts of people blaming one another, and people just being mean to one another.  As time goes on, productivity and profits suffer, and another round of blaming occurs. We call this the downward spiral. Conflict Background   Early in my career I got a chance to work with a big law office, and the managing attorney contacted me complaining about the lack of productivity and attention to detail by the team. He was a brilliant immigration…

04 Apr: Creating a Culture of Accountability – Quick Tip

What is the best thing to do when you’re team is not meeting their goals and cannot hold one another accountable? Management Challenge This was the main problem that the new HR manager for a large Colorado government agency was facing. During our strategy session he told me that the crews working out in the field were having more and more safety issues, including fatalities that needed to be addressed immediately. The workforce was highly disengaged and demoralized because they were spread thin and overworked, and were doing just the minimum amount to get along and go along. This manager…

01 Mar: DISC Personality Style Training for Teams

Why DISC Personality Style Training? When clients tell us that their team isn’t getting along well and there are a lot of misunderstandings, or they want to have better communication, build trust and team work, we recommend our ½ day DISC training. Our DISC personality style training will get your team moving in the same direction. We have worked with thousands of participants and have found that our DISC personality style training is one of the most effective interventions you can do in a ½ day. And here are some of the reasons why we recommend DISC over the many…

24 Jan: Increase Accountability in the Workplace

Are you struggling with creating accountability in your teams? Team members are often reluctant to give each other feedback because they don’t have the skills or the practice to have accountability conversations. We can teach your team members how to effectively hold each other accountable in the workplace.

12 Sep: How to Adapt to Millennials in the Workplace

I had a federal government agency recently ask me to do a training on “how the heck do we work with millennials in the workplace?” I thought it was a funny question, given that millennials have been in the workplace for 15 years now. As a matter of fact, the next generation (generation Z or the “post-millennials”) will be entering the work force starting next year. But, people have been asking for a long time how to adapt to the new generation of workers. Let’s be honest, millennials get a bad rap. First of all, how can we lump 15…

17 Jul: Vision, Alignment, Execution – how good are you at these three essential leadership skills?

We provide Boulder and Denver Leadership Development Training. What skills does it take for an executive to lead an organization effectively? While I don’t think there is one answer to that question, the assessment DiSC Work of Leaders is a good start. The DiSC folks have put together a useful assessment that measure multiple key aspects of leadership under the categories of Vision, Alignment and Execution. You may be surprised by your results, I was! Some of the qualities that make me a good entrepreneur, don’t make me a good leader. Read on to find out more. First of all,…

10 May: Conflict Management Training in Denver

Conflict Management Training in Denver How does your personality style influence how you deal with conflict? In this new training, we combine DiSC personality style preferences with Conflict Management Training in Denver. The DiSC folks have done it again – they recently launched a well-researched program around conflict and the DiSC tool. I am attaching an intro video here. Intro to Conflict Management We get quite a few requests for conflict management training in Denver. What is interesting about this tool is that it is very clear about its focus on self-awareness and self-management. These are the first two pieces of…

18 Apr: 5 Tips for Effective Feedback – Management Training in Denver

5 Steps for Effective Feedback Prepare – Management Training in Denver, Colorado Depending on your personality style, some of you will be more likely to want to prepare than others. If you take time to reflect on the feedback that needs to be given (whether positive or constructive), it will be more meaningful and have more of an impact. The tool that we teach in our trainings is called WIR-LA, and if you follow the steps it will help you be ready to give feedback and make uncomfortable situations more manageable.Often entry level managers are giving little training. This feedback…